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Enermax Platimax 80 Plus Platinum-Compliant PSUs Released to Market

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The introduction of the international energy saving certification 80 PLUS for desktop power supplies in 2004 has significantly changed the PSU market. Efficiency has turned into the guiding theme of the following years. PSU manufacturers quickly stepped forward and developed new technologies to achieve higher and higher efficiency rates. Accordingly, the 80 PLUS organisation extended the certification system with Bronze, Silver, Gold in 2008 and finally Platinum at the end of last year.

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With Efficiencies now approaching 90%, I don't understand why they don't just introduce 90+ efficiency as a standard instead of 80+ Platinum. It's clearer a standard than 80+ Platinum, (Which is almost like 90% efficient, except at 100% utilization)...But still, Kudos to Enermax for getting platinum out the door as soon as they did, Are they the first in the enthusiast segment?
 
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With Efficiencies now approaching 90%, I don't understand why they don't just introduce 90+ efficiency as a standard instead of 80+ Platinum. It's clearer a standard than 80+ Platinum, (Which is almost like 90% efficient, except at 100% utilization)...But still, Kudos to Enermax for getting platinum out the door as soon as they did, Are they the first in the enthusiast segment?
No they're not the first. They have trouble reaching platinum ratings and they've been available on newegg for awhile. I don't get why I keep seeing pres releases for things I've been able to buy for weeks. I do think they'll need to switch over to a 90+ system.
 
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These are nice units, they're basically tweaked MaxRevo units with higher efficiency and better control. However +12v regulation still takes a at dive high loads.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=255

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=255

The older Galaxy Evo (same thing as Revolution 85+) can still be had and is a much better PSU. In fact, it's the second best PSU in it's class after the HCP-1200.

ENERMAX SGALAXY EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W ATX12V / EPS1...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=145

Hell, it's a steal for $200 with the MIR.
 
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With Efficiencies now approaching 90%, I don't understand why they don't just introduce 90+ efficiency as a standard instead of 80+ Platinum. It's clearer a standard than 80+ Platinum, (Which is almost like 90% efficient, except at 100% utilization)...But still, Kudos to Enermax for getting platinum out the door as soon as they did, Are they the first in the enthusiast segment?
I think it might be because companies don't want people who only spend $100 on a power supply to feel like they're paying for the "bronze" instead of the "gold." It's really about consumer sentiments when it comes to the naming. Instead of 80+ and 90+, they would rather stick with 80+ and a metal rating.
 
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I want one so badly with 100% modular and 90%+ its a win! Only if I was rich :(
 
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I think it might be because companies don't want people who only spend $100 on a power supply to feel like they're paying for the "bronze" instead of the "gold." It's really about consumer sentiments when it comes to the naming. Instead of 80+ and 90+, they would rather stick with 80+ and a metal rating.
Ecos consulting, the company that conceived of the 80+ standard doesn't stand to make money off the sale of power supplies, unless they're receiving kickbacks. But who knows, maybe it factors into their rationale on some level. Weird.
 
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Those prices are not for this economy.
 
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Just looked at their cables the look ugly for that price they should be all black and be like Corsair's "A" series
Platimax 850W (EPM850EWT):


CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
 
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Yeah, I'm not a fan of their cable sleeving, or the fact that the name of the power supply is conspicuously close to this little guy:



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No US pricing info ?

Enermax sure has been hyping these.
 
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BTW, the Platimax 850W and lower aren't built on the MaxRevo platform. They're tweaked Modu87+ units. Platimax 1000W+ and higher are the real thing.
 
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BTW, the Platimax 850W and lower aren't built on the MaxRevo platform. They're tweaked Modu87+ units. Platimax 1000W+ and higher are the real thing.
good to know
 
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